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Capital Regional Medical Center Offers Advanced Nursing Programs, Scholarships and Nurse Residency Program

Tallahassee, FL — Capital Regional Medical Center is committed to the advancement of our colleagues in the nursing profession. We offer advanced nursing programs, scholarships and a nurse residency program.

Capital Regional invites new graduates receiving their registered nursing degree to apply to the Capital Regional StaRN program. The StaRN program is an intensive training program designed for new Registered Nurses interested in starting their career in areas such as: Medical/Surgical, Orthopedics, Oncology, Telemetry, Progressive Care, Emergency Department and Surgical Nursing. Certifications will be gained throughout this program, such as BLS and ACLS, along with other specialized training

This program will allow new graduate RN’s to obtain experience through an intensive internship. Ann Smith, Chief Nursing Officer says, “This program is designed to offer new graduates a first-hand experience of being a registered nurse. Each participant has the opportunity to obtain experience by shadowing and being mentored by seasoned registered nurses. The program is very well-rounded and offers a smooth transition into this field of work.” Upon successful completion of the program, nurses will transition into an available full-time role at Capital Regional Medical Center, and will get credit for one year of RN experience. Those selected for this program will sign a 2-year agreement with Capital Regional.

In partnership with the Tallahassee Community College RN Program, Capital Regional Medical Center will offer scholarships to nursing students each semester. Each recipient will receive $2,000/semester for up to four semesters (42 hours) to complete their Associates Degree in Nursing. Total award per recipient is $8,000. “We are also pleased to announce that we have also expanded our scholarship opportunities to incoming students from TCC’s Nursing Program. The scholarships open doors for hundreds of students to receive financial support for their education,” said Brad Coburn, VP Human Resources. Each recipient is required to meet criteria to maintain the scholarship for the four semesters and commit to a two-year agreement to work for Capital Regional upon graduation.

Capital Regional Medical Center is also offering a new, year-long Nurse Residency Program. The Nurse Residency is a planned comprehensive period of time during which new graduate RN’s can acquire the knowledge and skills to deliver safe, quality care and learn with other recent graduates. The residency program provides support for new graduate RN’s as they transition into the clinical setting for initial entry and on-going support. The residency program contains a series of learning experiences that will occur over a minimum of twelve months.